Get more from your walking workout
When it comes to practical exercise, walking is hard to beat. Walking improves your cardiovascular fitness, reduces your risk of disease, strengthens your muscles and bones, is kind to your joints, doesn’t require equipment other than walking shoes, it’s free and you can do it almost anywhere.
Additionally, based on the type of walking routine you enjoy and how you choose to challenge yourself, you may gain additional benefits of increased cognitive function and improved balance and coordination.
If you’ve been walking for a while, it may be time to increase the intensity of your workouts to get more physical and mental health benefits. Here are some signs you’re ready for more of a challenge: You can easily talk in complete sentences while walking, you’ve stopped losing weight (if you need to shed pounds) or you are bored with your current routine……